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Fox 40 News in-store 
Private Raclette Party 6-7:30
Easter
Easter Demo 1-5 pm
Farmer's Market
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Recipe of the Month!


To view the description of current classes available please see our Monthly Newsletter!

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The possibilities are endless. Visit our Grand Central Kitchen for fresh new ways to enjoy fondue and raclette, interesting holiday and party ideas, and a wide variety of cooking classes. 

The Grand Central Kitchen hosts instructors from all walks of life.  Recently, classes have been conducted by talented home cooks, local food vendors, small business owners and food industry professionals.  There is something new for people of all ages.  Classes can be hands-on or demonstration only.  Meals and specialty beverages are usually included, and some have one-on-one time with local wine makers or brewers.  

To register for one of our classes, please give us a call, email, or stop by!  Payment can be made by cash, check, and VISA or Mastercard for telephone registration.  


Some of our most popular, commonly held classes are as follows:

CHEESE 101:  Cheese and cheese-making--an interesting and complex subject. Explore an overview of the cheese families, how to taste cheese, and taste examples of four of the cheese families: Mild/Buttery, Alpine/Mtn, Chevres, and Cremes. This class also available on selected dates upon request. Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10 guests.

BREAD BAKING BASICS:  Love bread? Want that ''fresh bread" aroma wafting through your home, and crusty deliciousness at your fingertips? Calling all beginner bread-bakers to come and learn the basic techniques for quick breads and scones, traditional yeast sandwich bread, and a surprising bread to bake in the microwave! Hands-on, light meal and take-home booklet included. Minimum of 4 guests, maximum of 6 guests.

FILLED PASTAS:  Learn how to make fresh pasta, and roll it out with the classic Atlas pasta machine and the stand-mixer. In the meantime, learn how to make your own fresh ricotta cheese. Three filled pastas will be presented: agnolotti, ravioli, and cannelloni. Let's sip some delicious wine while we go into pasta production-fun!! A full dinner, and booklet of recipes to go home with you, too!  Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10

"FEATURING ______":  The format for our classes entitled "Featuring" is demonstration only.  The featured winery or brewery takes center stage with their flight of seasonal beverage.  CHEESE CENTRAL's role provides a meal of courses perfectly paired with each beverage.  The recipe booklet and beverage information goes home with you and your full belly!  Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10

PRIVATE PARTIES:  Girls Night Out?  Anniversary Party?  Birthday party?  Gourmet Club?  Or no reason at all!  Private parties at CHEESE CENTRAL cover many culinary topics.  Call or email for a suggested list of topics or to customize your party.   Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10 guests.



For additional class descriptions, please see our Monthly Newsletter.  
Please note, cancellation policy does apply to all class types
We'd like to share a few
FEATURED PHOTOS
with you,check them out!
Above: CHEESE CENTRAL visits the town of Cheddar in Englad on our 5th Anniversary trip
Above: Some of the attendees at our first ever Progressive Cooking Class. Picture taken at Riaza Winery in Downtown Lodi.




Below: Potato "Tortilla" with Roasted Peppers and Garlic Ali-Oli. This Spanish inspired dish was served to the guests of our Progressive Cooking Class at Bokisch Winery.

American Melting Pot: Ukranian 6-8p
Super Bowl Sunday 
SHOP CLOSED
Spuds & Studs: How Hunky Men Like Their Potatoes 6-8p
Rijstaffel 6-8p
Wine & Chocolate 
Weekend---------
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Filled Pasta 6-8p
Happy Valentines Day
And the Oscar Goes To... Appetizers! 6-8p
Loads of Lemons 6-8p
Cheese 101 6-730p
Bread Baking Basics 1030a-1230p
Piglet Party 6-8p
Chillin with Chili 6-8p
Loads of Lemons 6-8pm
Soup Addict 6-8pm
Dining Habits of Vicious Dictators 6-8pm
Private Party 6-8p
"A Pie & Pint" Irish Pub Food 6-8p
Private Party 6-8p
Private Party 2-4p

Private Party 630-830p
OLLI Bread Baking 1-3p
HAPPY 8TH ANNIVERSARY CHEESE CENTRAL!
Cheese 101 6-730p
Private Party 1030-130p
Spring Food & Wine Show
OLLI Fiesta! 1-230p
Bread Baking Basics 1030-1230p
Private Party 6-8p
Cheese 101 6-730p
FEATURING: McKay Cellars 6-8p
Southern Kisses 6-8p
Parmigiano! 6-8p
Happy Easter SHOP CLOSED
The Secret is in the Sauce 6-8p
Private Party 6-8
OFFSITE: Macchia Wine release party
OFFSITE: Macchia Wine release party
Street Faire 9-3p
Middle Eastern for Beginners 6-8p
Happy Mother's Day 
SHOP CLOSED
Spicy! 6-8p
Farmer's Market begins
Farmer's Market 
Farmer's Market 
Cheese 101 6-730p
Memorial Day SHOP CLOSED
Regional Cheese: California 6-8p